Truck cartel proceedings: Ashtons Legal assistance continues

Media attention is likely to fall once again this week on the legal situation surrounding the ‘truck cartel’ and the compensation which may be due to many who purchased or leased medium or heavy trucks between 1997 and 2011....

Self-employed drivers: elephants are not giraffes

Authors: Tim Ridyard and Colin MakinAs they say: ‘if it’s grey and has a trunk then it’s likely to be an elephant – even if you call it a giraffe.’ The Senior Traffic Commissioner has issued (17 July 2018) many draft changes...

Workplace fatal injuries 2017/18: beware complacency

The Health & Safety Executive has released its annual report on 2017/18 workplace fatal injuries reportable to HSE, local authorities or the Office of Rail and Road under RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Danger...

Operator’s Licence: Changes in Financial Resources

Possible changes in the amount of financial resources needed by Restricted Licence goods and passenger operators have been announced by the Office of the Traffic Commissioner. Operators of goods vehicles with a gross weighted...